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After years of watching builds, keeping track of what parts are mentioned, how things are done, and talking to those who have experience laying these things out, I have started my own thread so I can keep all my questions in one spot, as well as keep track of the progress for people to look on. I will admit that I am not ready to start cutting yet, this is currently my daily driver and will become a project when I get another vehicle in about a year. I have some airline, fittings, and some other small parts already. But parts are not the issue, those can be bought. It’s the process and how to that I am still stuck on. I will start with my questions and concerns, please feel free to add advice.

I will be doing the front and possibly the front tubs myself with a buddy, and am thinking about having a local fab shop do the rear link setup and the bed work later on. I used to work for the local fab shop, and I know his work is good. He has a few nice rides floating around town, and has had a few magazine cover and SEMA vehicles.

Front Plans:
I am running stock xtremes on 235/40/18. Eventually I want to upgrade to stock TBSS 20"s. With that in mind, I would like to run MMW arms. There are two options I have. With running a smaller wheel, I could run just their upper arms that are 3/8" longer for bagged trucks, OR run their 355 Budget Upper/Lower Arm set which is designed for larger wheels (22"+). Going the upper arm route would obviously be cheaper, but would it be a better idea to just run the full arm kit, or just the uppers with stock lowers? I already have a KR Fabs lopro crossmember.

Rear Plans:
I know that there was a company a few years ago that made a bolt on rear link kit for the 355s, but are no longer in business. I have seen people use parts of a universal link kit, and people modify a S10 bolt on kit. I would like to keep my gas tank in the factory position, and that would mean running the KR Fabs No-Pro fuel tank crossmember. With that being said, I would like to run an offset wishbone link setup. This truck will not be towing anything, will not have a lot of power, and will not be hauling a lot of weight. It will be a nice cruiser and occasional attendance at local shows, not a magazine cover or SEMA truck. I want a functional bed because I will be using it as a bed from time to time, but nothing serious.

I have an idea what it is going to cost overall, it is not going to be a weekend job. I have no problem spending extra money and time so that it gets done right. I am wondering what would be the best way to do the rear with the offset wishbone setup, and if you have knowledge with what I have planned and mentioned, please speak up.

Parts List with Links-Will keep Updated

MMW Budget Upper/Lower Arm Set
Chevy 355 / Colorado / Canyon Budget Arm Set

MMW Upper Arm Set
Chevy 355 / Colorado / Canyon Upper Arms

KR Fabs No-Pro Gas Tank Crossmember
Krypton Fabrications - Products - 04+ Chevy Colorado / GMC Canyon No-Pro Front Gastank Crossmember
 

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Ohhhhhhh....I like all these bag threads popping up. Can't wait to see this get underway.
 

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Well, an unexpected blessing has come into my life. We found out that my wife was pregnant about a week ago before SESM, so unfortunately this project will be put off longer and might possibly join the other threads in here that never get finished, but I will try my best to get it don't eventually.
 

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I understand that. My wedding back in 2010 was my holdup. So I thought. Then my baby boy came and drained all my bag funds. And we decided my wife would not go back to work after his birth. Just haven't seemed to be able to get back on it since.
 

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I understand that. My wedding back in 2010 was my holdup. So I thought. Then my baby boy came and drained all my bag funds. And we decided my wife would not go back to work after his birth. Just haven't seemed to be able to get back on it since.
Its all in due time. Priorities first, but I still plan on doing it once time and money allows.
 

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Oh yeah as do I. But now my truck has turned into my wife's daily driver so I want to get her into some sort of suv so I can really tare into my canyon. It's always something.
 
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